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Important Contacts

Town Hall / Municipal

601 Main Street
732-681-3700
www.belmar.com

Tourism

601 Main Street
732-681-3700
www.belmar.com

Chamber of Commerce

1005 1/2 Main Street
732-681-2900
www.belmarchamber.com

Post Office

515 Main Street
732-775-7013

Library

511 4th Avenue
732-776-2995

Schools

Belmar Elementary School

1101 Main Street
732-681-2388

Manasquan High School

(732) 528-8820
9th through 12th Grades
Broad St. Manasquan, NJ

Parks

E Street Park

E Street & 15th Avenue

Ferruggiaro Park

8th and C Streets

Maclearie Park

Route 35 and L Street

Pyanoe Plaza

9th and Main Streets

Silver Lake Park & Huisman Gazebo

Ocean and 5th Avenues

Taylor Pavilion

Three Acre Park

13th and Railroad Avenues

Beach Playgrounds

On the Beach Ocean & 4th, 8th & 17th Avenues

Houses of Worship

Belmar Presbyterian Church

9th Ave and E Street
732-681-8685
Email
Website

Calvary Baptist Church

13th Avenue & E Street
732-681-0940
Email
Website

Calvary Baptist Church
Congregation Sons of Israel

502 Eleventh Avenue
732-681-3200

The Fifth Avenue Chapel

Located by the Ocean at
Fifth Avenue & B Street
732-681-5430
Website

First Baptist Church

410 Ninth Avenue
732-681-2315

First United Methodist
Church of Belmar

701 D Street
732-681-1385
Website

St. Rose Roman
Catholic Church

603 Seventh Avenue
732-681-0512

West Belmar United
Methodist Church

Seventeenth Avenue
& I Street
732-681-4413

Colfax Plaza • 2510 Belmar Blvd., Suite I-17, Wall, NJ 07719 • Phone: 732-280-8800

Belmar

Belmar

Belmar's History

The history of Belmar is fascinating. The town was founded in 1872 by a group of developers starting a vacation community. Then called Ocean Beach, the town was christened as Belmar (French for beautiful sea) in 1889.

There are many historically significant sites in Belmar's one square mile. As you wander the tree-lined streets, you should not miss Belmar's Public Library, 517 Tenth Avenue. This library, built in 1914, was the model for all of the Carnegie-financed libraries later constructed in the U.S.

The Belmar Fishing Club, at First and Ocean, is one of the few 19th century piers left in Monmouth County. A plaque commemorating a Revolutionary War era salt works stands on Ocean Avenue and Sixth Avenues.

The World War I Memorial called "The spirit of the American Doughboy" is located in its own little park on West Railroad Field Avenue, which is the official name for what locals fondly call "Doughboy Park".

On February 4, 1930, Mayor Dillon acted on an idea proposed by the American Legion to erect a suitable World War I monument. The idea was approved and the land was donated. The park and statue were unveiled to the public on Decoration Day, May 30, 1930.

The Belmar Historical Council recently raised funds to restore the Doughboy historic memorial and insure this significant statue will be around for generations to come.

Belmar's Oceanfront

Belmar's Oceanfront is a paradise for vacationers and residents alike. Its clean, sandy beaches and boardwalk stretch from First to Twentieth Avenues. Start your day with an early jog along the tranquil boardwalk, where the sunrise greets a new morning. As the day progresses, the Oceanfront evolves into a magnificent Mecca of non-stop fun. Swim, surf, fish and sail in the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Shop to your heart's content at the variety of specialty stores. Take a break at one of the numerous eateries or taverns.

Enjoy rollerblading, biking, kite flying, the arcade, or just bask in the sun while listening to the sound of waves breaking on the sand. The Oceanfront is where you will find Taylor Pavilion and the Huisman Gazebo-the centers for many of Belmar's spectacular shows and events. The Annual New Jersey Seafood Festival, the Summer Band Concert and Social Dance Series, craft shows and exhibits are just some of the activities you'll find at Belmar's famous Oceanfront.

Belmar Marina

One of Belmar's prized possessions is its marvelous Marina. Known as "The Home Of New Jersey's Largest Charter Fishing Fleet", Belmar Marina is a boat-lover's dream. The Marina is located off of Route 35, with its main entrance at Tenth Avenue. It overlooks the scenic Shark River. The fishing and party boats sail 365 days a year. All boats are privately owned and are available at reasonable, competitive rates. Special rates are available for groups, children and senior citizens. A variety of morning, afternoon, and night trips are offered. Food, drinks, and fishing equipment are available on the boats. Moonlight cruises are offered seasonally, Friday through Sunday, from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Breakfast and lunch are served daily from the coffee shop on the premises. Restrooms and free parking are provided.

The Belmar Marine Basin has a launching ramp and fishing pier, as well as a bait and tackle shop to fill the anglers' needs. Rowboat rentals are also available. Adjacent to Belmar Marina is Maclearie Park-complete with tennis courts, a playground, and a soccer field. For detailed sailing schedules and other information, call the Marina Office.